Category: History

The Protestant Reformation

The Protestant Reformation

The Protestant Reformation resulted from the failure of the Catholic Church to reform itself in time. The dark side of the thirteenth through fifteenth centuries witnessed the errant Fourth Crusade to Constantinople in 1204, the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathari in 1209, and the beginning of the Inquisition which became severely punitive. The Papacy suffered a great loss of respect […]

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Ancient Christian structures built with basalt rock or carved in the rock face and mudbrick buildings were dated back to between the fourth and seventh centuries AD. (Photograph by The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AFP/Getty Images)

Archaeologists discover ancient church and temple in Egypt

Archaeologists unearth monks’ cells and churches with biblical inscriptions dating back to the early Coptic era. Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the remains of Christian ruins in Egypt’s Western Desert, revealing monastic life in the region in the fifth century AD according to the Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. The church was built in the ruins of the Roman […]

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Reading of Voltaire's L'Orphelin de la Chine (a tragedy about Ghengis Khan and his sons, published in 1755), in the salon of Madame Geoffrin (Malmaison, 1812)

Rethinking the Enlightenment: Faith in the Age of Reason

We are victims of our century, wrote one of the Carmelites of Compiègne before going to the guillotine in 1794, “and we must sacrifice ourselves that it be reconciled to God.” Attacks on Catholic churches, anti-Christian elites, and suffocating political correctness—the eighteenth century witnessed cultural conflict every bit as intense as our own today. Yet Christians managed to thrive back […]

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ECWA’s First Official Foreign Missionaries Commissioned in December 1993

ECWA USA History

by Sunday & Grace Bwanhot | ECWA formerly launched its foreign missions during the centennial celebrations in December 1993

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Stoicism in the Time of Plague

Stoicism in the Time of Plague

The Story of Marcus Aurelius and the Antonine Plague This is a dramatized account of the events surrounding the Antonine Plague, which spread across Europe in the late 2nd century AD. It inspired the discussion of these events in relation to Stoic philosophy found in my book How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. […]

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Carl Jung - As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

The Spiritual Problem of Modem Man

The spiritual problem of modern man is one of those questions which are so much a part of the age we live in that we cannot see them in the proper perspective. Modern man is an entirely new phenomenon; a modern problem is one which has just arisen and whose answer still lies in the future. In speaking of the […]

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Colonial Williamsburg Governor's Palace Main Building

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg has been criticized for neglecting the role of free African-Americans in Colonial life, in addition to those who were slaves.

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The Elders of Israel Demand a King. - 1st Samuel 8:5

Who were the seventy elders of Israel?

Elders in the Old Testament were men chosen to lead because of their wisdom, leadership abilities, and proven integrity. Israel had elders even before God delivered the nation from Egyptian slavery, but we don’t know how many there were. God sent Moses to appeal to those elders for support before he went to Pharaoh (Exodus 3:16). Each of the twelve […]

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Charles II (1630-1685) and the English Restoration

The English Restoration Has Begun

Something is stirring in England. It’s not much. A still, small voice of calm whispering in the dark. Prayers ascending like incense. A rekindled faith. No, it’s not much. Merely a mustard seed. It won’t be noticed by most people. It will go unheeded by the dead men milling around satanically in what remains of England’s once green and pleasant […]

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These Black Scholars and Leaders Rebuke 1619 Project’s Narrative of Victimhood

These Black Scholars and Leaders Rebuke 1619 Project’s Narrative of Victimhood

An initiative featuring the writings of black Americans will counter and rebut a New York Times Magazine project that “reframes” all of  U.S. history around slavery and racism. The Woodson Center last week announced sponsorship of “1776,” a collection of essays and other material mostly written by black scholars and community and business leaders, among other backgrounds. Their goal is […]

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